Ara Partners, a private equity firm focused on industrials decarbonization investments, has hired David Touhey as managing director of the firm’s portfolio services group.

Touhey joins the firm with over 20 years of experience in project development and optimization in the industrials sector. Prior to joining Ara, Touhey was the executive vice president for Kent. During his time with the company, Touhey focused on early project investment planning and execution strategies.

“We are thrilled to welcome David to a leadership role in Ara’s Portfolio Services Group,” comments Troy Thacker, a managing partner at Ara. “David brings decades of experience, including project development and optimization. We expect David to play a very active part in a number of our ongoing and planned industrial decarbonization projects.”